I figured out what we could do toÂ hurt oil companies, conserve,Â save the world, feed the hungry,Â and there’s more…Â give our technology a well earned day (time) off.Â
Why couldn’t we, the world’s people,Â the users of Digg.com, del.icio.us, andÂ everything else, work togetherÂ and agree onÂ block periodsÂ of time where we boycott anything oil dependent.Â Call it Technology’sÂ DayÂ Off or something catchy that some crafty, witty marketing genius could come up with.Â
Now at first glance,Â this can seem like an utterly horrid idea.Â But eh, give it a try.Â It might just possibly be the way to help the world, stick it toÂ the oil companies, and have fun at the same time.Â I mean sure we’d have to goÂ without our late-breaking movies, music, games, news, rumors, Myxangabookvirbster.com’s, and most importantly Digg.Â But if we could agree on random blocks it wouldn’t be so bad.Â
Since this idea is a winner, I’ll go ahead and claim that prize money offered byÂ Branson andÂ GoreÂ and ask that they do this instead: throw massiveÂ barbecues instead around the world.Â
We could even use solar powered grills to cook the burgers.Â Imagine providing beef to a worldwide BBQ.Â That would surely help to cut down the gaseous emissions that exit said beef’s rear.
All we’d need would be forÂ a quality BeerÂ andÂ Wine makers to jump onÂ board and we’d be in business.Â
The BBQ’s would be free thanks toÂ Almost PresidentÂ (or President, depending on who you talk to) Gore and Billionaire Branson.Â And if people wanted, just give a dollarÂ or a canned good donation to enter the BBQÂ and then we have donationsÂ to help feedÂ some of our less fortunate brothers and sisters.
So there you have it.Â Technology Day Off BBQ Extravaganza Food Drive.Â Let’s get started on the days/times.Â Choose multiples and we couldÂ do this year round.Â Â Â
Note: Mahalo Talan for yourÂ commentÂ on my last blog (http://www.thesimplevoice.com/?p=11)Â which inspired this idea.